Press release: Kickstarter project launch


I have chosen Memorial Day, 2014 to announce a Kickstarter project for an eBook I am writing, How To Restore Bronze Plaques and Memorials.

Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, is one that especially focuses on monuments and memorials — often in the form of bronze — dedicated to those who have fallen in service to our country. We want their memory to serve as a lasting tribute. In visiting cemeteries and historic sites, unfortunately you will see that the vast majority of the bronze plaques and memorials have succumbed to the effects of the weather, hard water and pollution, which makes them hard to read; leaving the impression they are no longer important.

The only real remedy to this situation is to completely restore them, which is a daunting task if you don’t know how to do it. My eBook How To Restore Bronze Plaques and Memorials, will take you step by step through the whole process. With it, anyone who wants to spend an afternoon and a little energy, will experience the joy of giving these bronze tributes a new life and a renewed voice. is a crowd funding site that allows people to fund projects they like. My eBook is going to cost money to do it right, which is why I am using Kickstarter. My project will be fully operational in a few days, but if you are potentially interested, I will be keeping people informed on this blog. If you subscribe, you will be notified when something new has been posted.

Thank you, James R. Walker

Rouzerville’s World War II monument rededicated

“Veterans, politicians and local residents gathered in Red Run Park Wednesday evening to rededicate Rouzerville’s World War II memorial only a few days after the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Part of the project included moving the World War II memorial — consisting of a World War II era cannon and a bronze plaque — from its location between two homes in Rouzerville to the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at the park. The second part was refurbishing the memorial, which included rebronzing the plaque and replacing the equipment that attaches it to the stone display.”

rouserville plaqueClick to read story by Zach Glenn, The Record Herald 6/12/14

Bexley civic society unveils plaque honouring explorer

“A plaque dedicated to Lieut Henry Robertson ‘Birdie’ Bowers, who took part in the ill fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, was unveiled on May 30 at 11am.

“It was erected by the Bexley Civic Society at 13 Carlton Road, Sidcup, where the explorer had lived from 1891 to 1897.”

bixley plaqueClick to read story by Molly Kersey, reporter, Bixley Times 6/3/14

Petersburg uses plaques to mark Civil War history

“PETERSBURG – The city is proudly displaying its brick and mortar battle wounds just in time for the Civil War sesquicentennial. In collaboration with the National Parks Service, the High Street Association and the city of Petersburg, the city is issuing two different plaques to honor buildings that have been hit by artillery during the Siege of Petersburg or were standing at the time of the war.”

Click to read story by Leah Small (staff writer) 5/24/14

Going to the wall for lost plaques

“As an ardent genealogist, Harold Kravis enjoys playing detective.

These days, the Livingston resident and member of Congregation Ahavas Sholom in Newark is engaged in a major hunt. He is searching for the whereabouts of a memorial plaque honoring his great-grandfather, Morris Kravitz, who came to Newark from Poland in 1903.”

Click to read story by Robert Wiener 5/14/14

Click Here! Dr Pepper Museum plaque unveiled to honor founders

“A bronze plaque honoring Wilton Lanning and the late W.W. “Foots” Clements was unveiled Thursday at the Dr Pepper Museum and the Free Enterprise Institute in Waco. The plaque honors the men’s dream of establishing the facility. More than 1.4 million visitors have toured the museum since May 1991.

Click to ready story 5/9/14